Lake Michigan Kayak fishing

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9/19/17 @ 9:37 AM
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markrazzy
markrazzy
USER since 6/23/09

MOON PHASE (0%)
Waning Crescent

So two really quick reports: Saturday, 9/9 I took my wife out on my kayak (she took my Hobie, I paddled around) with the hopes of getting her first king salmon. She ended up going 3-4 with an 8 lber, a 16 lber and a huge 25.5 lb king in about 2.5 hrs. I didn't even fish, I'd clear her other line and net the fish for her, which was no easy task. She was just trolling cranks. Obviously, she's thrilled and wants to get out again. I'm hoping this leads into me getting another pedal kayak... 

On Saturday, I trekked up to Manitowoc to fish in the Great Lakes Kayak Fishing Series Salmon Tourney. The winds and waves kept some people away, but it really wasn't as bad as I was expecting. I believe there were 15-16 anglers and they ended up keeping 43 salmon (few cohos mixed in with the vast majority were kings). Lots of upper teens to low 20s fish. I think everybody caught at least 1 salmon and many had multiple and a few limits. Couldn't believe how good the fishing was from outside the gap and into the harbor and river. Mostly cranks, but I think some were caught on spoons too. Tight lines for anybody getting out... I think my harbor king fishing is winding down. Looking forward to some cold water and getting back on some 2-3 year old kings offshore.

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9/14/17 @ 10:23 AM
jimdi4
jimdi4
USER since 8/5/16

Not a report - Just wondering whos going up to Manty this w/e?...Last Kayak tourney for the year...

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9/7/17 @ 2:27 PM
Tom920
Tom920
USER since 3/9/17

i use torpedo divers to get mine down but i suppose lead core would work too

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9/7/17 @ 1:45 PM
Tweed
Tweed
USER since 9/6/16

What are you using to get plugs down there?


I have no boat from from time to time I take my canoe out inside the harbor. 

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9/7/17 @ 12:33 PM
Bernzy16
Bernzy16
USER since 2/22/04

Anyone been out? This weekend is my last chance to get back to Lake Michigan for the year. Forecast looks bumpy so might settle for harbor trolling. Judging from other reports it looks like at least some fish are being caught shallow. Trolling plugs near the bottom in September has usually been good for me. 

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8/24/17 @ 11:46 AM
jimdi4
jimdi4
USER since 8/5/16

Brad,

Go here

https://webapp.navionics.com/#boating/boatSettings/draft@10&key=gwglG%60weuO


Click on that little blue circle bottom right and drag those little small circles to adjust distance

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8/24/17 @ 8:26 AM
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Tom920
Tom920
USER since 3/9/17

MOON PHASE (10%)
Waxing Crescent

@brad the kings are starting to check out the areas right outside of harbors in early am.  Hooked into a large girl in 27 fow on a flasher fly at sunrise in racine but lost it boat side.

100 fow is 5 or more miles out in milwaukee area maybe less in port or elsewere but i do not know

Edited on 8/24/17 8:29 AM
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8/23/17 @ 2:41 PM
bradd2
bradd2
USER since 12/12/11

Hey guys,

I've never fish the big lake b4 and weather permitting I'm going to Saturday morning, leaving from the two river area. Any advice on how far out I'll need to paddle to get to 100' ish. Any other advise is helpful and much appreciated. I've read back about 10 pages so I     THINK I have an OK idea of what I need. 

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8/23/17 @ 7:25 AM
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Kayak Fisher
Kayak Fisher
MEMBER since 6/4/08

MOON PHASE (5%)
Waxing Crescent

I fished the last two mornings for a couple hours each.  Only one hit for me and I only saw two other Fish caught.  It can only get better.

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8/20/17 @ 12:41 PM
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markrazzy
markrazzy
USER since 6/23/09

MOON PHASE (2%)
Waning Crescent
First time out in over 4 weeks this morning - really tough bite. Only had two hits but made them both count out in 100 fow. Two kings at 24 and 20 lbs. Barely marked anything other than a few pods of bait. 

Edited on 8/20/17 12:42 PM
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